Beyond (academic) research activities, Stéphanie possess eight years of extensive professional experience in fields including development studies, international relations,  fieldwork and sociology. She also gained practical and theoretical knowledge in human rights, international humanitarian and criminal law, security sector governance as well as statebuilding, mediation, post-conflict reconstruction and peace negotiations. She has worked in these fields internationally – in Europe, North America, and Africa – and her experience and skill set extends from the most international of organisations, such as the United Nations, down to local NGOs deeply embedded ‘in the field’ of practice. Stéphanie is regularly consulted by individuals and organisations seeking expertise on, in particular, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and provides both research expertise and logistical advice to others seeking to research the area. She maintains, also, a deep commitment to extending the influence of local actors ‘on the ground’ in all the work she conducts.

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Satellite imagery (Google, 2017) of one of  Kinshasa’s neighborhoods.


For full details of these appointments please see Perazzone’s CV.

April 2014 – Present
Center on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP).
Geneva, Switzerland, and Kinshasa & Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.

January-March 2014 & August-September 2014
Small Arms Survey, Consultant Researcher.
Geneva, Switzerland.

June – August 2012
CREDDHO, Centre de Recherche sur la Démocratie, les Droits Humains, et l’Environnement.
Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.

February – June 2012.
CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Intern.
Geneva, Switzerland.

February – August 2011.
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – Anti-Poverty Unit, HIV/AIDS Programme.
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

August – December 2010
The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP).
New York, USA.

July 2010.
Global Youth Connect July Delegation on Human Rights.
Kigali, Rwanda

January – May 2010.
The International Research Centre.
Paris, France

June – July 2009.
Kukin’Diho Foundation, Intern.
Kigali, Rwanda.